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Voices On And Off by Pat Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. The Inner Voices characters may be offstage, but also could appear on stage. Claudia and Percy have actions rather than words. The Chorus do not speak or sing.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy, with quick scenes, and two simple settings.
SynopsisTerry and Ceri are members of the local amateur dramatic society and soon become attracted to each other. Their blossoming relationship is helped, although sometimes hindered, by their inner voices which continue throughout the action. And then there is Claudia...
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Weir of Hermiston by David McVey from Robert Louis Stevenson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Characters are adults, plus one boy with a playing age of around 10, as the young Archie Weir. The chorus (non-speaking townspeople, servants, etc.) is optional.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, focusing on the relationship between Archie Weir and his tyrannical father. Adapted from an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Uses broad Scots (though omitting the less fathomable language from Stevenson's draft.)
SynopsisArchie Weir is the son of the Lord Justice Clerk and in training to be a lawyer himself, though he is fearful of his hard father. Following advice from a family friend, Archie watches a trial held by his father and is horrified at the old man's apparent glee at hanging the poor wretch. He speaks out in public against the death penalty and is exiled to the family's country estate.
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What If It's True? by Peter Marshall and Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. Four principal characters plus chorus (so the minimum of 6 would use a very small chorus, where larger would be preferable).
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano/vocal scores to 11 original songs.
StyleOne-act musical with a very direct Christian message. No real set requirements - a few stage blocks plus a few props to indicate locations.
SynopsisChris and Kathy Blake are a young couple who embark on married life together with all its traditional demands. Like so many others, they feel that together they are invincible and secure from the challenges and temptations of the outside world. For a while they get on with their new roles of Mr and Mrs, eventually starting a family and not looking beyond their own immediate comfort and needs. However, when their relationship comes under pressure through Chris's excessive social drinking and infidelity the cracks begin to show...
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** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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What Manner of Man by Mike Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Prince Charles Edward Stuart was regarded as having feminine looks and could be played by a woman.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical drama, set in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Most of the action takes place in a single interior set. Two exterior scenes could be played on bare stage.
SynopsisHaving reached the English town of Derby, Adjutant General of Bonnie Prince Charlie's forces, Lord George Murray agonises over the need to tell the Prince that taking London is not possible. He must win over two other members of the Prince's council to carry the day and force retreat.
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When Darkness Falls by Sam Simkin
On the evidence of this script, the author won the award for Most Promising Young Playwright, Trinity College London's International Playwriting Competition, 2013-14
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Intended for performance by a Youth Theatre company or by a mix of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, very much from the perspective of the central character.
SynopsisTeenager Alex lives with his dysfunctional family in a state of teenage confusion and angst. His witnessing of a murder has a profound effect on his already troubled mind leading to his leaving home. His encounter with homeless people is inspirational and leads him down the right path.
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Where's Nigel by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Some non-speaking roles essential to the play.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce.
SynopsisA group of friends meet for a party at Nigel and Stephanie's house. Events take an unusual turn as the services of a doctor and the police are needed as identities become confused and people are not who they seem.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Where's Nigel?' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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A Whole New World by Rebecca Grabill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. All the characters are named by sounds - and their names are vocalised as sounds rather than words!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort single-set one-act comedy play (set in a radio studio in the far distant future).
SynopsisA radio show from the far, far future discusses the possible uses for a peculiar relic dug up on the long uninhabited planet earth. Some of the suggestions shock and disgust the listeners, but in the end it's lack of proper authority that brings the broadcast to a premature end.
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A Widow's Tale - The Story of Ruth by Tim Crooks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act Play telling the biblical story of Ruth. Simple presentation with no specific set requirements.
SynopsisThe book of Ruth is about a woman who leaves her own country and goes to live in a land with a culture and religion which are not those which she grew up with.
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A Wiser Miser by Giles Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo songs are suggested in the Producer's Copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act verse play. The staging, as presented, may be slightly complex, but the Producer's Copy of the script includes a couple of alternatives for simplification.
SynopsisThe miser in question, is, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge, as this is a rhyming version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
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Witch Hunt by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. All the characters are adults, but the play is intended for teenagers.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for one original song supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne act play with very basic props and no requirement for scenery. Lots of work for the chorus.
SynopsisWhen an old woman moves into a cottage, she is initially greeted with hostility, however her knowledge of basic medicine gains her the respect of the local community. Trouble starts when there is famine and sickness, and the old woman is accused of witchcraft.
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